21 April 2014
THE BEGINNING OF OUR JOURNEY
Welcome to the first ever edition of NOYE AHOY! the upbeat blog written especially for you.
Dip into Noye Ahoy! to discover new facts about Noye’s Fludde, the opera that tells the story of Noah’s Flood. Be the first to know what’s happening through our news flashes, look out for who’s aboard, meet members of the company.
If you are following Project Noye 2014 you are invited to become a very important Voice of the Flood, a key member of the Project Noye 2014 online family. Let’s see how big our family can grow between now and 19th July ... sign up on VOICES OF THE FLOOD, don’t miss the boat!
As Voices of the Flood, we will watch events and progress for the people of the Somerset Levels, we will learn about environmental issues, discover interesting facts, create sustainable Art from recycled materials, build a magical pinboard of artwork, our virtual gallery and let our imagination go wild!
... and of course, I really hope you will come and sing as Voices of the Flood on the big day,
19TH JULY 2014, 1.00PM, BATH and WEST showground, Somerset.
You are important members of the company and we need you!
All children under 13 years of age go for FREE!
News from the Levels
In February, Charles brought some musicians together to perform for people living on the Somerset Levels.
He managed to get an entire orchestra, the fantastic Southbank Sinfonia, all the way down to a beautiful church known as the Cathedral of the Moors, in the village of North Curry, right in the heart of the area that was flooded.
The orchestra played for free, they were transported at no cost by the company First Great Western . Food was provided for all the musicians, and during the interval delicious apple juice and cider were served by the owners of the local cider press, Burrow Hill Cider.
As well as the Southbank Sinfonia, who are an exceptionally talented London based orchestra, the audience heard an extraordinary group of synthesizer musicians called the Moog Ensemble, who are led by Will Gregory, a member of the group Goldfrapp.
The concert provided music from several different backgrounds, Mozart, Bach with added synthesizers, Charles Ives, and even music from video games.
The church was the most beautiful setting for this very special gathering. Many people came together, contributing for free with time, talent and open hearts, to celebrate the strength of people who have been affected by the floods and the new friendships that have formed with the community drawing together in a special way.
This is an example of how your imagination, determination, and music, can do something very meaningful.
The concert generated over £3,000 in just three hours, and all that money will go to help victims of the flood.
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MRS NOAH'S THOUGHTS ON MR NOAH ... AND THE WEATHER
Lovely sun today ... they say it’s going to be a barbecue summer this year. Like last year ... and the year before. ...Noah bought another goat to put on the barbecue tonight ... he’ll be so disappointed when the boys only want a kebab before heading off into town ... he worries about them spending so much time with the Nephilim gang, drinking and fighting in town rather than staying for a prayer meeting here with us after supper. Noah thinks they're naughty. Youthful high spirits, I call it. And they promise me that they never join in doing anything bad.
I, on the other hand, am actually getting a bit worried about old Noah. Blazing sunshine every single day, yet Noah has been stockpiling umbrellas and waders ... whatever they are ... Why would anyone buy rain gear here in the desert? Poor old Noah ... they certainly saw him coming.
Don’t forget to visit Noye Ahoy! on 5th May in two weeks time for more news and information ... and be sure to sign up as a Voice of the Flood, so we know you are coming onboard.